The Batesville Herald-Tribune
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Wednesday, Oct. 23
Haunted gingerbread houses will be made by kindergartners through fifth-graders Oct. 23, 2-4 p.m., Laurel Public Library. To register: 765-698-2582.
Batesville Memorial Public Library trustees will meet Oct. 23, 5 p.m.
Batesville Toastmasters will meet Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St. (old Taff Furniture building). Info: 934-3462.
A meeting for those interested in being on the Batesville High School Swim Team is Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m., Batesville Middle School Commons. Attendance is mandatory for the student and at least one parent. Info: T.J. Greene, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Beginning Computer Class Series is Oct. 23, 6 p.m., Greenburg–Decatur County Public Library. Info: 812-663-2826.
The United Way of Franklin County Day of Caring is Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. To volunteer or recommend a county senior citizen or resident with special needs who owns a home and needs assistance with small household chores by Oct. 23: 765-647-2789.
Batesville Music Boosters are sponsoring a Celebrating Home fundraiser through Oct. 25. Proceeds help Batesville High School band and Batesville Singers members raise funds for a trip to Walt Disney World in 2014. To place an order, contact student members or www.celebratinghome.com/fundraiser/DisneyTrip2014/participant/18529.
Thursday, Oct. 24
A spider hunt for toddlers and preschoolers is Oct. 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tyson Library, Versailles.
The Batesville Middle School PTSO Chili Supper Fundraiser is Oct. 24, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Cost: adults, $8; children under 10, $5. Carryouts available. Info: 934-5175.
Parents Advocating Catholic Education/Holy Family Church are sponsoring a Ladies’ Night Out with various vendors Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m., Holy Family Church cafeteria.
The Batesville Lions Club will have a dinner meeting Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m., Sherman House. Mayor Rick Fledderman will be the guest speaker. RSVP: Ted Hartshorn, 934-2636.
Thu.-Fri., Oct. 24-25
Batesville Quiltmakers will meet Oct. 24-25 for Sew Days, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Batesville Christian Church. Info: Carlan Bischoff, 812-212-1180.
Thu.-Thu, Oct. 24-31
The Batesville Middle School Scholastic Book Fair is Oct. 24, 4:30-7:30 p.m.; Oct. 25-31, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., media center. Muffins will be served to families Oct. 31, 7:30-8 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 25
A Bats and Boo...ks! Family Halloween Program is Oct. 25, 6:30-8 p.m., Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library. Info: 812-663-2826.
The EC Crush ‘em Classic, a volleyball tournament sponsored by East Central Team Boosters, is Nov. 3, East Central High School. Cost: $120 per team. Maximum of 20 teams. Cash prizes for first and second place. RSVP by Oct. 25: email@example.com.
Parents of students in grades 6-12 are invited to take a confidential survey on substance abuse by Oct. 25 that will benefit the Coalition for a Drug-Free Batesville and other area local coordinating councils. Info: www.onecommunityonefamily.org/resources.asp.
Fri.-Sat., Oct. 25-26
After turkey dinners Oct. 25-26, 7 p.m., Napoleon Community Center, an interactive mysterycalled “Farringways Funways” will be presented at Ye Olde Central House across the street. Tickets are $15. Reservations: Pat Hicks, 812-852-4818. Proceeds will help maintain the historic Central House.
Fear Factory is open Oct. 25-26, 7-10 p.m., RomWeber Marketplace (use east side Depot Street entrance between East Pearl and South streets). Cost: $5.
A Haunted Gym may be toured Oct. 25, 8 p.m.-midnight; and Oct. 26, 8-11 p.m., Tyson Activity Center, 100 N. High St., Versailles. Tickets are $5.
Saturday, Oct. 26
The Casket Cup 3 vs. 3 Soccer Tournament is Oct. 26. Paper registration forms can be picked up at the Bill Gillespie Soccer Park concession stand. Info and online registration: www.batesvillesoccer.org.
Creativity: Card making will be held Oct. 26, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $45, includes lunch. Info: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian Appleton’s Lungs for Life Benefit Ride and Car Show sponsored by the Ripley County Infamous Few is Oct. 26, Eastern Avenue between East Pearl and Boehringer streets. Motorcycle ride registration, 9-11:30 a.m.; ride, noon. Fees including dinner are $25 and $40 with passenger. Car show, noon-6 p.m. Public admission to bounce house and kids’ games is $15 per family; dinner, 4-6 p.m., $25 per person or $40 per couple. Skeeter McGee band, raffles, silent auction until 8 p.m. Info or to make a donation: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Costume Party for children in grades K-6 is Oct. 26, noon-1 p.m., Tyson Library, Versailles. Crafts, games and snacks.
The Professional Paranormal Investigation team will present a free program Oct. 26, 1 p.m., Batesville public library.
The Kiwanis Club of New Point Whistleberry Bean Soup Festival is Oct. 26, 4-7 p.m., New Point Community Center. Freewill offerings will benefit Riley Hospital for Children. Door prizes and “beango.”
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 turkey dinner is Oct. 26, 4:30-7:30 p.m., post home. Cost: $8. Karaoke, 8 p.m. Info: Patti Weberding, 934-3644.
Milan United Methodist Church is hosting a fall fest Oct. 26, 5-6:30 p.m. Fun and food for all ages. Info: 812-654-3401 or email@example.com.
Children may trick-or-treat Oct. 26, 5-7 p.m., Metamora.
A Teen Halloween Program – Life Size Clue for grades 6-12 is Oct. 26, 7-9 p.m., Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library. Info: 812-663-2826.
Spooky Halloween Cruises are Oct. 26, 7:30, 8, 8:30 and 9 p.m., Whitewater Canal State Historic Site, Metamora. Tickets are $5. Info: 765-647-6512.
A Friends of Versailles State Park campfire and haunted hike led by park naturalist Chelsea Tooley is Oct. 26, 8-10 p.m., park nature center. Info: Ripley County Tourism Bureau, 812-689-7431.
Sunday, Oct. 27
A Columbus Day Breakfast will be held Oct. 27, 7-11 a.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall. Freewill offering. Proceeds go to Post 271 Legion Baseball.
The Napoleon Fire Department breakfast is Oct. 27, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., firehouse. Freewill offering.
The New Alsace Conservation Club will host a sausage and pancake breakfast Oct. 27, 7:30 a.m.-noon, New Alsace American Legion. Cost: adults, $8; kids under 10, $4; children under 3, free.
A stillboard and trap shoot will be held Oct. 27, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Meet and money shoots.
A Friends of Versailles State Park Cliffside Bike Trail Hike is Oct. 27, 1 p.m., swimming pool parking lot. A pitch-in follows at 4 p.m. at the Oak Grove Shelter. The public is invited to bring a dish to share and learn more about the group and its activities. Info: Ripley County Tourism Bureau, 812-689-7431.
The Dearborn Highlands Arts Council will present Another Round, Indiana University’s male a cappella group, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Lawrenceburg High School auditorium. Cost: $20; $10 with student ID. Info and tickets: 812-539-4251.
Monday, Oct. 28
Teen Jack-o-Lantern carving for grades 6-12 will be presented Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m., Greenburg-Decatur County Public Library. Info: 812-663-2826.
United Families will meet Oct. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Community Mental Health Center’s Intensive Youth Services office, 215 E. George St. Dinner and child care provided.
The Southeastern Indiana Right to Life will meet Oct. 28, 7 p.m., Church of Christ, Jarvis Drive, Versailles.
The Ripley County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Lunch and Learn Workshop, featuring Becca Rust, a professional sales trainer and coach, Oct. 31, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., REMC Training Center, Osgood. Lunch, 11 a.m. Cost: chamber members, $10; nonmembers, $15. RSVP by Oct. 28: 812-689-6654.
The murder mystery “Tung & Cheek,” presented by Rural Alliance for the Arts, is Nov. 1-2, 6:30 p.m. meal at the Big Four Café in RomWeber Flats, followed by the show in RomWeber Marketplace, $30 for RAA members, $35 for nonmembers, reservations by Oct. 28; Nov. 3, 4 p.m., RomWeber Marketplace, $12 for RAA members, $15 for nonmembers. Info and reservations: 933-0355.
Tuesday, Oct. 29
On Oct. 29, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will have a board meeting, 4 p.m., and a family movie featuring favorite monsters, 6 p.m. Info: 812-663-2826.
A Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana distribution is Oct. 29, 4-6 p.m., parking lot behind the Schilling Center, Brookville.
The 4-H Fun & Friendly Halloween, providing free, not-too-scary trick-or-treating and holiday fun for young children, is Oct. 29, 5-7 p.m., county fairgrounds, Brookville.
GriefShare: Surviving the Holiday Events is Nov. 7, 6 p.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, Huntersville. A 40-minute video and group discussion will help persons deal with grief during the holiday season. RSVPs by Oct. 29 are appreciated: Kari Ann Rennekamp, 812-212-2702.
Wednesday, Oct. 30
The Beginning Computer Class Series is Oct. 30, 6 p.m., Greensburg–Decatur County Public Library. Info: 812-663-2826.
Thursday, Oct. 31
The Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271 Halloween Parade is Oct. 31, 6 p.m., from Batesville Memorial Pool to Memorial Building.
Children may trick-or-treat Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m., Batesville and Sunman; 6:30-8 p.m., Oldenburg.
Batesville High School FFA members will be trick-or-treating for canned goods for the Batesville food pantry Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m., Hillindale Commons and Farmington Estates. Citizens also may bring items to FFA boxes at Batesville Church of Christ, Holy Family Catholic Church and Southeastern Indiana YMCA.